Ferry from Palermo to Cagliari (Sardinia)

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

The ferry route from Palermo to Cagliari is available year-round, making trips from Sicily to Sardinia easy and convenient. Find updated info about the timetables and ticket prices, and book your Sicily - Sardinia tickets on Ferryhopper without any hidden fees.

Ferry schedules from Palermo to Cagliari

Palermo Cagliari Trip frequency: Once per week First trip: 09:00 Last trip: 09:00 Average duration: 12h Price range: 30.00 € - 219.33 €
Cagliari Palermo Trip frequency: Once per week First trip: 17:00 Last trip: 17:00 Average duration: 12h Price range: 30.00 € - 219.33 €
Ferry companies GRIMALDI LINES

Is there a ferry from Palermo to Cagliari (Sardinia)?

Yes, you can travel from Palermo to Cagliari by ferry throughout the year. The ferry route is usually available on Sundays, operated by Grimaldi Lines.

What’s the ferry schedule from Palermo to Cagliari

All year long, the Palermo - Cagliari connection is available with 1 direct ferry crossing per week.

The ferry leaves from the port of Palermo around 09:00 in the morning and reaches the port of Cagliari at around 21:00.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Palermo to Cagliari?

The price of the tickets for the Palermo - Cagliari ferry is around €30-€40. The final cost depends on seasonality, seat type and whether you choose to bring along your vehicle.


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Toddlers up to 2 years old can travel from Palermo to Cagliari for free. There are also discount tickets for children aged up to 12 years and residents of Sardinia.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Palermo to Cagliari?

The Palermo - Cagliari ferry crossing usually lasts around 12 hr.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Palermo to Cagliari?

The connection from the port of Palermo to that of Cagliari is operated by conventional ferries which take about 12 hr to reach Sardinia.

What’s the distance between Palermo and Cagliari?

The distance between Palermo and Cagliari is 120 nautical miles (about 220 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Cagliari from Palermo

Here are some travel tips for your trip from Palermo to Cagliari:

  • In high season, we recommend arriving early at the port of Palermo to avoid delays and overcrowding. The same applies to trips on weekends. 
  • As the ferry takes about 12 hr to reach Cagliari, we recommend booking a cabin for a more comfortable trip.
  • Getting around Sardinia by car is the easiest way to explore every corner! Consider bringing along your vehicle or renting one upon arrival. For even more independence, a camper vacation in Sardinia is the way to be!
  • Take a look at our Cagliari travel guide and find useful information and tips for a perfect getaway!

Where to take the ferry from Palermo to Cagliari

Ferries to Cagliari from Palermo depart from Molo Piave. The port of Palermo is very close to the city center and offers plenty of services, such as parking lots, shuttle buses, restaurants, shops, and a left-luggage office.

From the port area you can also walk or take a bus to some of the city's attractions, such as the Cathedral or the La Vucciria and Ballarò markets.

Can I travel on the Palermo to Cagliari ferry with a car?

Yes, you can bring along your car from Palermo to Cagliari, as there are garage spots that allow the transportation of vehicles.

Ferry luggage

Grimaldi Lines allows each passenger to carry one piece of baggage that does not exceed the dimensions 56x45x25 cm. In addition, it is possible to carry one small bag or backpack. The transport of additional luggage is subject to a fee.


The ferries operating on the Palermo - Cagliari route offer different types of cabins: internal, external (with windows), suites, and cabins that are accessible to people with disabilities.

Pet travel

On the ferries of Grimaldi Lines, you can bring along your pet. Make sure to fill out the appropriate information as you book your tickets. You can either book a special cabin or make use of your own pet carrier. For more information regarding documents and pet travel, we suggest that you contact the ferry operator.

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